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today jesse jackson, jr. is being charged with conspiring to spend campaign funds on personal expenses. jackson allegedly conspired to spend $750,000 in campaign funds. sources tell politico those expenses are said to include a $43,000 rolex, home renovations, and fur coats, among other things. jackson issued a statement this afternoon saying he fully accepts responsibility for his mistakes. politico says prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of between 46 and 57 months, and he had a career ready to go. jackson's wife also pled guilty to one count of tax fraud. i guess this is all a plea bargain. we'll be right back. >>> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary, which is the government of iran formally and publicly praising >>> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary, which is the government of iran formally and publicly praising the nomination of a defense secretary. i would suggest to you that to my knowledge that is unprecedented to see a foreign nation like iran publicly celebrating a nomination. >> just watching that reminded me of mccarthy.
garamendi is with us tonight from california. also congresswoman sheila jackson lee of texas and jerry nadler. great to have all three of you with us tonight. how serious is the threat to medicare, medicaid and social security? congresswoman jackson, over the next 13 day, it's a very critical time. your thoughts. >> absolutely. you know, i was on the floor of the house and making a comment about this pending tragedy, and indicated that those who have social security and medicaid and medicare, they actually earned it. they paid taxes, and they actually earned it for their time of need, for social security and medicare. and i was blasted by those who said earned it, well, i'm concerned because they did earn it. they worked and they deserved it. and now with this pending crisis, we know that as sequester comes and there are across-the-board cuts, and there is an attitude of looking for any dollar they can find, there is rumor that what the republicans are looking for is not to address solvency for social security, but really to end it as we know it, to cut medicare and to cut made mediter
jackson, jr., lived off his campaign war chest. we'll bring you that right after the break. d. now find the most hard core driver in america. that guy, put him in it. what's this? [ male announcer ] tell him he's about to find out. you're about to find out. [ male announcer ] test it. highlight the european chassis, 6 speed manual, dual exhaust, wide stance, clean lines, have him floor it, spin it, punch it, drift it, put it through its paces, is he ppy? oha, he's happy! male aouncer ] and that's how you test your car for fun. easy. a hairline fracture to the mandible and contusions to the metacarpus. what do you see? um, i see a duck. be more specific. i see the aflac duck. i see the aflac duck out of work and not making any money. i see him moving in with his parents and selling bootleg dvds out of the back of a van. dude, that's your life. remember, aflac will give him cash to help cover his rent, car payments and keep everything as normal as possible. i see lunch. [ monitor beeping ] let's move on. [ male announcer ] find out what a hospital stay could really cost you at aflac.com.
let you get out of here. i do want to ask you about jesse jackson, jr., over the misuse of campaign funds. what's next for jesse jackson, jr.? >> well, the next step would be to have the announcement from the justice department with some more specifics. my colleagues at "the sun-times" have reported that the deal may not include a deal over what kind of prison time to serve and he thought he might have done better with the judge. the next step was to find out the details and exactly what he pled to. we also need to know if his wife now former alderman sandy jackson will get caught up with some kind of charges pressed against her because she served as his campaign manager and drew a salary from his campaign fund and is suspending from that fund that is at issue here. >> lynn sweet, chicago sun sometimes and we'll check in with you later. in fact, jim, i want to ask you about that cover in particular. it would be the republican savior cover. we'll talk about that in just a few minutes here. >> and you're welcome for the plug. >>> coming up, as if "time" magazine needs it, right? you'v
sooner. it's in illinois in the second district there. jesse jackson jr. quit his seat there, holding a special election to replace him. the primary happens a week from tuesday. this is a heavily, heavily, heavily democratic district. so it is pretty well accepted that whoever wins the democratic party is going to win this seat in congress. that's why we had 17 democrats announce that they were going to run for this seat when it first became open. in a field that crowded and in a race that is this short, name recognition and perceived status is everything. right? whoever seems like the obvious choice, whoever seems like the obvious choice, whoever is running in that primary, who themselves is a former member of congress and left congress in good standing with all the name recognition and the status that brings with it, that person is not necessarily a shoo-in, but that person who left in good standing, that person is probably the front-runner. but in this case, in this election, there is a problem with that would-be front-runner there is a problem with her record. there is a problem w
, for example in mississippi at the moment, it is a fight over that now one little pink building in jackson, some. . where they're using every single policy they can to close where it will be fashionably illegal to close one. but the other thing for mississippi, for women of color and poor women of disabilities was the ability to in fact have children. to not have the state forcibly and coercefully stair liez them. it was not that there was any win in mississippi. it was when mississippi defeated the personhood amendment because it got women who were interested on ivf and other women interested in the right to choose. i guess, we have already lost roe. we're in a pre-roe world where you can get abortions in other states, in other areas. that was true before roe. so we have lost that. and the real question is whether or not we can develop a more expansive definition of what constitution a reproductive rights movement. >> but it's always been reproductive freedom as a phrase. reproductive always meant the freedom to have children as well as not to have children. the focus, i think, on abortio
be considering gina mccarthy to be the new ep achieve to replace lisa jackson. she is a senior at the agency. could there be a romney in the center for massachusetts. the boston herald reports massachusetts republicans are trying to persuade mitt romney's wife in the seat vacated by john kerry and scott brown said he will not be running. we will talk about that story in a moment. as i mentioned, joe biden in germany at a security conference. it is the first foreign policy trip since he and president obama were reelected in november and syria was the main item on his agenda. >> we can all agree not on how or what we do, but the desperate plight of the syrian people and the responsibility of the community to address the play. >> kristin welker has more on this. what else did vice president biden say? >> good afternoon. we can tell you that vice president biden met with the russian foreign minster and the special envoy who is charged with overseeing the response to syria. this is certainly one of the key topics of conversation at the security conference in munich. the big question is what actua
and adviser to jesse jackson. he declared, "i did not run on the basis of race, but i will not run away from it." >> seven years later, ron brown was on a trade mission in croatia when he and 34 other people were killed in a plane crash. >>> today, president obama's looking forward to his state of the union address scheduled for thursday nig tuesday night, but this day in 2007, then senator obama went to springfield, illinois, to make an announcement. >> i stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the united states of america. >> reporter: at the state house where abraham lincoln called on a divided nation to unite, obama pledged to bridge a political divide, offering himself as part of a new generation that can build a more hopeful america. >> let's be the generation that makes future generations proud of what we did here. >> thank you. >> reporter: facing a field of political veterans, he played his newcomer status as an asset. >> i know that i haven't spent a lot of time learning the ways of washington. but i've been there long enough to know that the ways of washin
"millionaire" question of the day. michael jackson's autobiography "moonwalk" was edited and featured a forward by which of these celebrities? stay tuned for that answer when we come back. welcome back. the answer to the "millionaire" question of the day is jacqueline kennedy. well, we are almost out of time, so instead of starting a new game, we're gonna give one of our audience members a shot at winning $1,000. and today's lucky audience member is... anton spivak from new york, new york. >> hello! meredith: hi. how are you? nice to meet you. here's your mic. >> thank you, meredith. meredith: well, you're a happy guy, anton? >> ha ha! meredith: tell us a little bit about you. >> my name is anton spivak. meredith: spivak. i'm sorry. i said... >> i'm an actor and writer in new york city, and i'm planning to go back to school next spring and complete a master's degree, possibly a ph.d in mathematics. meredith: wow. interesting. now, you said you're an actor and a writer. would i have seen you in anything? >> well, i--one of my most recent gigs has been in a series of 1-act plays about cannibalism
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